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P1b Visit the Church

On Monday, P1b visited the chapel along at the Lanthorn.  They were very sensible and were responsible citizens as they walked together with their partner.  The children represented Bankton really well and displayed excellent manners.  They listened really well to Darren who was teaching us all about christenings and baptism and some of the children even got the chance to act out the christening of a little teddy bear which we were pretending was a baby.  On our return to school, the children completed super pieces of work detailing what they had learned.  Well done boys and girls!

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Bubblegum and Fluff

What? We hear you cry!

That’s what we thought until Darren and his fantastic team from the Lanthorn came along this afternoon to work with all the Primary 6s.

We learned that the ‘bubblegum’ is the true meaning of Christmas which can get lost with all the extra ‘fluff’ such as shopping, decorations etc.

We created our own tile with our chosen Christmas symbol and a number of children dressed up to help retell the Christmas story.

Have a look and see what you think!

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The Bankton Learning Community send our love to Ms Barr

The Bankton Learning Community have all been greatly shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Jak Trueman, son of Ms. Barr, our much loved Music Teacher. Today we send all of our love, thoughts and prayers to Ms. Barr and her family. There is great sadness across the school at this news today and children in all classes want to reach out to the family through cards, letters and drawings to show the depth of their love.

Throughout his treatment for a rare form of cancer, Jak has conducted himself with dignity and great strength of character, showing he is indeed an inspiration to many young people in the same situation.

As you are aware, we have already raised money for Clic Sargent, who supported Ms Barr and many other families during the early stages of  treatment. Pupils and staff would now like to contribute to Ms Barr’s fundraising efforts for leukaemia research through a ‘Game-a-thon’ organised by staff and some of our P.6/7 pupils.

This event will take place in school on Thursday, 12th February. Pupils should come to school dressed for P.E., wearing tracksuits, joggers, Tshirts /sweatshirts. Classes will be timetabled throughout the day. Pupils should bring a minimum of £1 to take part, but can bring anything your family wish to donate to Ms. Barr’s fundraising.

We know that everyone’s life is touched by this dreadful disease at some time or other, but we, in Bankton, have been especially touched by Jak’s dignified battle.

The Parent Council will discuss other possible fundraising at their meeting next week.

Primary 4 update!

As it is Fair trade Fortnight, we went along to the local Sainsbury’s store for a Fair trade treasure hunt! We searched the store for as many Fair trade products as we could! We looked out for the Fair trade logo and we took a photograph of the different items we could find and added it to our list.

‘I enjoyed working together with my group.’ Beth K

‘It was really fun and it was really enjoyable as well.’ Euan

‘Our group found 14 different items with the Fair trade logo on it.’ Sommer

‘Now I know what the Fair trade logo looks like and I drew a picture of this when I went home to show my mum.’ Josh

‘My group found that Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream is Fair trade.’ Ciara

We dressed up as our favourite characters on World Book Day and we visited the Lanthorn for a special service with other primary four classes from nearby schools. We had to select a song to sing and we selected ‘Build Up.’ We also had a few speakers from our class who shared some of their favourite stories.

‘At the Lanthorn we heard that the bible has lots of stories in it.’ Deacon

‘There was a box with stuff in it and when we picked something out it reminded Rev. Hine about different stories and he told us them.’ Arran.

‘I really liked how some of the children told us about some stories we had never heard before.’ Lily

We have been learning about internet safety and this week our focus was cyber bullying. ‘If somebody annoys you online then you should tell your mum and dad.’ Sophie

‘We have started to make an internet safety pamphlet to let people know how they can stay safe online.’ Laurie-Anne

‘ We have been learning about the SMART tips for internet safety and T is for Tell. Tell a responsible adult if someone is mean.

In maths this week we have been focusing on division. We now know what the sign looks like and we have been sharing equally and recording our calculations. Our times tables can really help us here!

‘Division needs to have the big number first and then the smaller number.’ Niamh

‘To check you have the right answer you can swap it backwards using your times tables.’ Kalanah

Thank you for reading!